Life is a journey. Each step of the way can be unpredictable. Things that once seemed certain can be called into question in a matter of moments. Knowing your why won’t make life easy; it might make it challenging. People often retreat from living their whys and run back to a less-challenging (and less-rewarding) way of life.
This reminds me of the biblical story of Joshua. The Israelites were camped on the eastern bank of the Jordan River with the Promised Land in sight. Throughout their forty year journey from Egypt, they had been eating manna, a flake-like substance that fell overnight and was gathered in the mornings. They used it to make bread, but there wasn’t a lot they could do with it. The menu each day looked the same. It was dependable, predictable, and boring.